Daman boasts of a rich
historical heritage spanning over more than 2000 years. The district
of Daman of the erstwhile Union Territory of Goa, Daman & Diu is
situated in the Surat District of Gujarat. Daman is just 160 km from
Mumbai, 110 km from surat, 300 km from Baroda and about 400 kms from
Ahmedabad. and in particular, the drive from Mumbai is a pleasant road
journey. Daman can boast of a rich and multi - faced cultural
heritage. Dance and Music are very much part of the daily life of
Damanite. Here is a true fusion of cultures - tribal, urban, European
and Indian.This ornate amalgam is reflected in the traditional dances
Climate (deg C): Summer- Max 36, Min 20; Winter- Max
26, Min 20.
Best Season: October to May.
AND COMMUNICATION :
Nearest rail head to Daman is Vapi (12 kms) on the Bombay-Ahmedabad
line of western railway.
Fare : Bombay-Vapi Ist Class Rs.138/-, IInd Class Rs. 39/-
: Vapi, which lies on Bombay-Ahmedabad NH no.8 connects Daman by road
to Bombay 193 km, Ahmedabad 367 km, Diu 763 km & Panaji via Bombay
787 km. Regular S.T.Bus services are available from Vapi, Bhilad and
Local Transport :
Local buses, unmetered taxis and tongas are available from the
railhead to other towns.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Fort, Moti Daman; Fort, Nani Daman; Light House (in Moti Daman Fort),
Bom Jesus Church and Our Lady of Rosary Chapel (inside fort, Moti
Daman fort) Our lady of Sea Church (inside Nani Daman fort), Hilsa
Aquarium, Kachigam Water Tank, Nani Daman; Hathi Park, Moti Daman;
Bridge Side Garden, Nani/Moti Daman; Municipal Children Park, Nani
Devika Beach 4 km, Near Devka Colony, Nani Daman, Jampore Beach 6 km,
Near Jampore Village, Moti Daman.
Tourist Information Office,
Govt. of Daman & Diu,
1st Floor, Hotel Nilkanth Building, Near Auto Stand,
Nani Daman - 396 210
Tel : (02363) 2514.
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An island of breeze and
beauty. The island of Diu, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, is situated
off the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat bordering Junagadh district. It is
an exquisitely beautiful getaway with golden sand beaches, dense
palm-groves and historical monuments sans commercial exploitation and
environmental degradation. Diu stands out, in marked contrast to other
places, as a tiny island, where people have an excellent civic sense.
With the magnificent serenity of its ambience, it is perhaps one of
Indiaís last undiscovered jewels. Nagoa beach which is horse-shoe in
shape, could well be one of the best beaches of the world. The other
equally beautiful beaches are Ahmedpur, Mandvi,Chakratirath,
Jallandhar, and Gomtimata all having their own charm and thrill. The
administration has provided water-sports facilities. Diu can boast of
several historical monuments which are imposing in architecture and
design, like the Diu Fort built in 1535, St. Paulís Church built in
1610 and St, Thomas Church converted into a museum. The Church and the
Museum have been floodlit by the administration and gardens, parks and
fountains have been created around the monuments to beautify them. Diu
is all about lazy days and hazy nights. With a pleasant climate
throughout the year, it affords unprecedented peace and tranquility to
tourists. The beautiful tiny island, is lying on the west coast of
India, with a coastal length of 21 kms., is at a distance of about 930
kms. from Bombay. The word 'Diu' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dweep'.
During the period from the 14th to 16th century Diu was one of the
best Sea Ports and a Naval base. Merchants of various lands carried on
Diu is virgin, Diu is
picturesque, Diu is clean, Diu is green.
Altitude : 29 metres
Climate : Summer Min. 20 degrees C Max. 38 degrees C
Winter Min. 20 degrees C Max. 25 degrees C
Rainfall 70 cm
Season : October to May
Air : Diu is connected by Vayudoot services with Bombay and Ahmedabad.
Fare : Bombay-Diu Rs.1199/-
Nearest railhead is Delwada (9 km) connected via Veraval by metre
gauge line. However Veraval (85 km) is the convenient railhead
connected to Bombay via Ahmedabad.
Fare : Bombay-Veraval Ist class Rs. 503/- (Via Ahmedabad) IInd class
: Diu is well connected by road via Una (30 km), to Ahmedabad (495
km), Bhavnagar (225 km), Bombay (930 km), Daman (763 km), Sasangir
(128 km), Rajkot (261 km), Somnath (87 km), Veraval (77 km).
There are regular state transport bus services from Una, Delwada to
Diu. Diu is also connected by direct bus services with Veraval,
Kodinar and Bombay.
buses and Auto rickshaws ply within the town.
Beautiful sea-side accommodation has been created by the
administration apart from various private hotels.
Diu Fort (1 km), Forte do Mar (1 km), Gupta Prayag at Delwada (9 km),
Gangeshwar Temple (5 km), Nagao Beach (9 km). Shaking Tower at Delwada
Girnar Hill, Junagadh (185 km), Palitana (195 km), Somnath Temple (72
km), Sasangir (128 km), Tulsi Shyam (45 km), Chorwad (97 km), Ahmedpur
Mandvi (130 km).
Tourist Information Office
Govt. of Daman & Diu
Diu - 362520. Tel:112
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Department of Tourism. Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
Government of India.